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Being a philatelist opens up a massive world of social, cultural and world history through little pieces of paper.

Choosing where to start can always be hard. We have added some of the major areas of collecting. The pages backgrounds to many of the material displayed, as well as providing a social and cultural context.

Advertising Covers

These are covers generally advertising a business. Discover the colourful world of advertising and stamps over the years.


These are general covers sent by airmail. First flights, special flights, balloon and Zepplin flights are among the many types of covers that can be collected.

Baggage Labels

A rarer area to collect. Baggage labels were attached to bags of mail usually with stamps attached.


From political events, Trade Fairs, celebrations, discover major events that shaped the Central African history.


Learn more about the important mining history of Central Africa and its philatelic connections.


Africa was a hot-pot of missions in the 19th Century. Discover more about the religious institutions that settled in Central Africa.


A popular area to collect, postcards offer a glimpse into history through photos. A great way to build a great visual philatelic collection.

Post Offices

Discover the origins of posted mail through the many post offices of Central Africa.


Quickly becoming a hot area of collecting, learn more about postmarks and their varieties.


Dies, proofs, concept art, printing orders…Printers gives an insight into how a stamp design evolved to the final release.


A reference guide for the releases of the Rhodesias and Nyasaland. The section will provide insights in the definitives and commemorative issues.

Royal Tours

Tours from Royals always was a major event for countries of the British Commonwealth. Discover those tours that shaped Central Africa.